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AltX adds Conifer Financial Services to online network for hedge funds and institutional investors

Wed, 22/10/2014 - 10:00

Conifer Financial Services is the latest addition to the partner list of AltX, a cloud-based data analytic network which combines financial analytics with behavioural dimensions. »

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Pacific Fund Systems delivers automated AIFMD Annex IV reporting solution

Tue, 21/10/2014 - 11:54

Pacific Fund Systems (PFS) has delivered an automated AIFMD Annex IV reporting solution in the latest release of its PFS-PAXUS fund accounting and share registry software platform. »

Software

Liquid Holdings on how to achieve credibility through SaaS

Tue, 21/10/2014 - 09:13

A new white paper by New York-based Liquid Holdings Group Inc addresses the very real issue of credibility that hedge fund managers face in today’s crowded market. »

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Lombard Risk releases Colline V13

Fri, 17/10/2014 - 13:21

Lombard Risk Management has released its latest version of COLLINE -- the company's award-winning collateral management, clearing, inventory management and optimisation solution.  »

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Charles River adds Thomson Reuters pricing and reference data

Thu, 16/10/2014 - 10:00

Charles River, a front- and middle-office investment management solution provider, has enhanced its managed data service with the addition of Thomson Reuters pricing and reference data. »

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eFront and Methys extend partnership

Tue, 14/10/2014 - 10:08

eFront, a software provider of financial solutions for managing alternative investments, has extended its partnership with international technology consulting firm Methys, naming it the integrator for all eFront solutions in Africa. »

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Liquid Holdings launches beta version of LiquidMobile

Thu, 09/10/2014 - 15:00

Liquid Holdings Group has started rolling out the beta version of LiquidMobile, an app that allows hedge fund managers secure access to real-time risk, performance, P&L and shadow NAV platform via mobile devices. »

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SS&C launches integrated front- to back-office solution for hedge funds

Thu, 09/10/2014 - 12:00

SS&C Technologies has launched an integrated front- to back-office technology platform for hedge funds. »

Bitcoin

Netagio launches Application Programming Interface

Thu, 09/10/2014 - 06:03

Netagio, the first British bitcoin, gold and sterling exchange, has launched an Application Programming Interface (API) which aims to help institutional investors automate their usage of the exchange. »

Advent Software, Martin Sreba

Delivering transparency to run liquid alternatives

Tue, 07/10/2014 - 10:31

“Being able to wrap an alternative trading strategy into a ’40 Act fund structure is going to open up hedge funds to a far wider audience,” comments Martin Sreba (pictured), Senior Director, Global Solutions Management & Sales at Advent Software. »

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Linedata launches automated compliance monitoring service

Tue, 07/10/2014 - 10:00

Linedata has launched Linedata Disclosure Manager, an automated compliance monitoring service. »

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S&P Capital IQ and Kuberre Systems launch event-driven alert tool

Tue, 07/10/2014 - 06:03

S&P Capital IQ, a business unit of McGraw Hill Financial, and Kuberre Systems have launched a tool for traders, market makers and portfolio managers which offers real-time alerts about relevant news and information affecting investment holdings. »

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Hedge Connection launches services to connect alternative investment managers with allocators

Fri, 03/10/2014 - 10:01

Hedge Connection, a platform for connecting investment managers and accredited investors, has launched a suite of new services to facilitate capital raising. »

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Abacus Group launches client portal to enhance visibility into private cloud environments

Wed, 01/10/2014 - 11:38

Abacus Group has launched the Abacus Client Portal to give its hedge fund and private equity fund clients greater control and transparency into AbacusFLEX services. »

Lisa Smith, Eze Castle Integration

SEC alert places cyber security risk at forefront

Mon, 29/09/2014 - 11:30

Cyber security has quickly become a headline risk for hedge fund managers. On 15 April 2014, the SEC issued its Cyber-Security Risk Alert, a detailed 26-point questionnaire that aims to address various elements of a hedge fund’s technical and operational infrastructure to determine how vulnerable it is to cyber attacks and data theft. »

Brian Storms, Liquid Holdings

Financial intermediaries in the driver’s seat

Mon, 29/09/2014 - 11:30

New York-based Liquid Holdings Group has developed a real-time risk analytics solution for those who manage multiple accounts, traders or strategies, and as a result require an aggregate view of market and liquidity risks. The new solution, LiquidFIRM (Financial Intermediary Risk Management), is the latest addition to Liquid’s cloud solutions and services. »

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Technology helps unravel risk management complexity

Mon, 29/09/2014 - 11:30

Hedge fund investors are taking a more measured approach to their allocation process. They want to understand the alpha proposition and the risk-weighted return profile of a manager but, as important as market risk is, they want assurances that operational risk is being demonstrably managed. »

Laurence Wormald, SunGard APT

APT Enterprise: integrated risk management

Mon, 29/09/2014 - 11:30

“We’ve risen to the challenge to offer a truly integrated risk management approach with APT Enterprise,” comments Laurence Wormald (pictured), COO and head of research, SunGard APT, adding: »

IT security

FS-ISAC and DTCC launch cyber security JV Soltra

Thu, 25/09/2014 - 14:01

The Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC) and the Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) have formed a joint venture to develop and market automation solutions that advance cyber security capabilities and the resilience of critical infrastructure organisations, including financial services firms and others worldwide. »

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Northern Trust to provide delegated client trade reporting through Sapient solution

Thu, 25/09/2014 - 06:10

Northern Trust has deployed a new compliance management reporting solution (CMRS), using technology developed by Sapient Global Markets. »

James Williams, Hedgeweek

Data management and reporting solutions are key to achieving operational efficiency

Tue, 23/09/2014 - 15:32

It’s a fair assumption to say that the proliferation of hedge fund regulation has spurred technology providers to produce newer, innovative solutions.  »

Laurence Wormald, SunGard

The power of integrated risk management

Mon, 22/09/2014 - 15:44

“We’ve risen to the challenge to offer a truly integrated risk management approach with APT Enterprise,” comments Laurence Wormald (pictured), COO and head of research, SunGard APT, adding: »

Risk

SunGard launches APT Enterprise platform for integrated view of risk management

Mon, 22/09/2014 - 10:58

SunGard has launched its APT Enterprise platform, which provides integrated risk management through an interactive risk dashboard for buy-side firms. »

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Liquid Holdings helps manager achieve 60% cost saving with its integrated solution

Mon, 22/09/2014 - 06:15

Workflow efficiency is becoming increasingly challenging for hedge fund managers as they look to launch multiple fund structures. Managing multiple hedge funds as well as separately managed accounts often leads to multiple systems, data flow complexity and a web of counterparty relationships to make sense of. »

Regulation

IVP extends Managed Services model to include support for global regulatory filings

Wed, 17/09/2014 - 13:00

Indus Valley Partners (IVP) has extended its Managed Services offering to include regulatory filings for hedge funds, private equity funds and other alternative asset managers. »

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LCH.Clearnet implements Calypso Collateral Management solution

Wed, 17/09/2014 - 10:00

LCH.Clearnet has completed its project to introduce the Calypso Collateral Management solution to its collateral and liquidity management offering. »

Rubik's Cube

The Rubik’s Cube conundrum – How to build a better data infrastructure

Mon, 15/09/2014 - 10:08

“The analogy I like to use is the Rubik’s Cube with all the colours mixed up. What we do is take clients through the process of realigning all their data – getting the colours of each block to match – to transform their data infrastructure,” says David van Rooyen, one of the founders of London-based Pomerol Partners. »

Laurence Wormald, SunGard

The power of integrated risk management

Mon, 15/09/2014 - 06:30

“We’ve risen to the challenge to offer a truly integrated risk management approach with APT Enterprise,” comments Laurence Wormald, COO and head of research, SunGard APT, adding: »

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Misys launches Misys Connect

Fri, 12/09/2014 - 09:03

Financial software provider Misys has launched Misys Connect, a suite of programmes giving customers direct access and links to the cross-functional teams and expertise they need. »

Jigsaw pieces

HedgeZ launches programme for connecting hedge funds and accredited investors

Fri, 12/09/2014 - 06:03

HedgeZ has launched a fund visibility and investor introduction programme for hedge funds, private equity funds and commodity trading advisers. »

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Special report
Switzerland Hedge Fund Services 2015

Switzerland Hedge Fund Services 2015

Tue, 24/02/2015 - 19:14

New regulations are allowing hedge fund managers and institutional investors to take advantage of fresh opportunities in the Swiss market, from innovative new fund platforms to new fund strategies and structures that provide significant portfolio diversification opportunities... »

Article

The attraction of incubator platforms has increased noticeably in recent years. New hedge funds face a Sisyphus-like task getting up and running as global regulation and compliance pushes costs up, whilst investors simultaneously expect to see institutional quality operations in place from day one.    ... »

Special report
How to Access Europe using third party AIFMs

Read how managers seeking to distribute in Europe can appoint a third party AIFM (or ManCo), and the fund distribution benefits this can bring, both for new fund launches and redomiciled funds... »

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Richard A Kimball Jr, CEO, HEXL

Healthcare costs continue to spiral out of control and yet still achieve relatively poor outcomes, says Richard A Kimball Jr (pictured), CEO of HEXL… ... »

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Six trends shaping the next generation

Tue, 10/02/2015 - 08:01

Just 20 years ago, exchange-traded funds (ETFs) were novelties. Now, after two decades of explosive growth, they are firmly entrenched in the asset management landscape. Total US-listed ETF assets reached a record-setting USD2.0 trillion at the end of 2014, up from USD1.7 trillion a year earlier, and inflows totaled USD244 billion for the year. European ETFs also saw record flows in 2014; they attracted USD61.4 billion in new assets, more than three times the 2013 total. ... »

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